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  • 2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from magnum.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, black berries and black pepper. Flavors of black raspberries and black berries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 1990 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow to gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ginger, apricot and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, yellow apples and minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard and mixed berries. Flavors of red berries and raspberries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. Can be held if preferred. (91 points)

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  • 2002 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (2/22/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cocoa powder, pepper, plum and a mix of dark and blue fruits. Flavors of berries, raspberries, plum and minerals. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (4/8/2015)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of petrol, anise and cranberries. Flavors of strawberries, cranberries and red berries. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (12/24/2012)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, perfume and mixed dakr fruits. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Bright acidity, firm tannins, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. No rush. (91 points)

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SPRNPLR VISITS DALLAS – Urbano Cafe, Dallas, Texas (1/8/2011)

sprnplr is in town for business this week so a few of us gathered last night at Urbano’s Cafe to share a few bottles, some great food and fantastic company. Here are the results:

  • 1985 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Rosé Rare – France, Champagne
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, light beading. Nose of ash, berries, raspberries and rose petals. Flavors of berries, raspberries and a hint of cherries on the medium finish. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d drink myself. (91 pts.)

  • 2006 J. Rochioli Chardonnay River Block – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
    WIML91-92+/-

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of nutmeg, creme fraiche, yellow pears and yellow apples. Flavors of cream, yellow pears and a hint of cinnamon on the medium finish. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next 3-5 years. I’d drink now myself. (91 pts.)

  • 2005 Chanson Père et Fils Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru
    WIML93+

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, nutmeg, yellow pears and a bit of spiciness I can’t quite identify. Flavors of yellow pears, lemon curd and minerals frame over a medium finish. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold, I’d likely hold. (93 pts.)

  • 1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
    WIML93+

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of leather, earth, dust, berries, cherries, a bit of smoke and a bit of wet stones. Flavors of tart red berries, raspberries and a hint of cherries on the medium to long finish. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannins, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. Should hold for several years to come. (93 pts.)

  • 2004 Chehalem Pinot Noir Reserve – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
    WIML92+

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of graham crackers, red hills dirt, berries and cherries. Flavors of berries cherries and a hint of raspberry on the medium finish. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannins medium to full bodied. Drink now with some air time or hold another year or two. Should drink well into the next 3-4 years fairly easily. (92 pts.)

  • 2001 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, Washington
    WIML93+

    Tasted non blind. Opened and allowed to slow-O over several hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of camphor, currants, plums and black cherries. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, medium to full bodied. Can be drank now with some air but I think I’d recommend holding another year or two before trying again. (93 pts.)

  • 2001 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Beerenauslese – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
    WIML93+

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, honeysuckle and apricot. Flavors of honey, lemon drops and lychee syrup. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 pts.)

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